Falls Can Happen
Barnes-Kasson is here to ensure your safety and
security while you are hospitalized. If your physician allows you to
walk, pleas use extra caution when getting in/out of bed, and when
walking in the halls or to the bathroom. Al bathrooms are equipped
with an "emergency cal button" to alert the nurses at the nurses'
station that you need assistance to do things that may cause a fall
Leaving the Floor
If you are planning to leave the floor, to smoke or
to visit another unit, please check first at the nurses' station to
make sure your doctor has given approval for you to do so and to let
the staff know where you can be located. It is important to stay in
your room if a doctor is expected to be visiting you or a treatment,
medication, or other staff is expected.
All electrical equipment brought into the hospital
must be checked by the maintenance department staff before being
used. Example of such items include hair dryers or electric razors,
etc. Please have all electrical equipment checked before using it in
the hospital; your nurse will be happy to make arrangements for the
electrical safety check for you.
Identification Badge Policy
All members of the Barnes-Kasson County Hospital
staff and volunteers are required to wear an identification badge
with his or her name and job title clearly printed on it. If you do
not see a badge on someone involved with your care, please ask who
they are, and to what position they are employed.
Fire drills are required every month and are done on
all shifts. These drills are performed to keep our staff ready to
perform should the need ever arise. If the condition is serious, you
will be alerted immediately. You should be aware that when there is
a fire alarm, a signal is tripped that closes, but does not lock,
doors in certain areas.
Smoking is prohibited throughout the hospital.
Visitors and patients may smoke outside at various entrances where
ash receptacles are provided.
Patients are not permitted to bring in their own
drugs or keep personal medications at their bedsides. If you have
specialized medications that do not pertain to your present illness,
please discuss your needs with the nurse that does your admission.